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Cystic fibrosis research run marks 10th anniversary
2:00pm Thursday 22nd August 2013 in News
A 10k run through the estate of an historic house which has raised £100,000 to research a life-limiting disease is set to mark its tenth anniversary.
Organisers of the Yorkshire 10k, which takes runners around the grounds of Newby Hall, near Ripon, and alongside the River Ure, have moved the event from May to September and are planning entertainment and activities beside the start line to mark the milestone.
The 10k is chip-timed and open to over 16’s and there is also a 2k fun run for all ages and abilities with optional fancy dress and a prize for the best dressed.
A spokesman for the event, to raise funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, said: “Most people don’t und erstand what cystic fibrosis is, or what it does, until someone close to them is affected by it.
“They soon discover it’s a life-shortening genetic condition with only half living to celebrate their 40th birthday.”
For details about the runs, which start from 10am on September 22 and cost up to £12 to enter in advance, visit cysticfibrosis.org.uk/y10k or call 0300-373-1100.
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